Texas Tech University’s Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa to Induct 87 Members

Media advisory for induction ceremony.

WHAT:Formal induction ceremony of 87 students into Texas Tech University's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. WHEN:           4 p.m. Friday (April 17) WHERE:         Lanier Center of Texas Tech School of Law. EVENT:          Texas Tech University's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society, will induct 87 students into the society. Steven Berk, M.D., dean of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and a Phi Beta Kappa member elected from Brandeis University, will give the keynote address. Phi Beta Kappa has been in continuous existence since its founding in 1776 and is considered one of the nation's leading advocates for excellence in education, particularly in the liberal arts and sciences. The society has chapters at only 10 percent of U.S. universities. Only three public universities in the state of Texas have been granted the right to host chapters. The ceremony will last about an hour and will be followed by a reception in the School of Law Forum. Students, faculty, staff and the public are welcome to attend. Community visitors may park in the parking lot next to the law school. Find Texas Tech news, experts and story ideas at www.media.ttu.edu. CONTACT: Mary Jane Hurst, president of Texas Tech University's Phi Beta Kappa Chapter, maryjane.hurst@ttu.edu. Also visit www.depts.ttu.edu/phibetakappa and www.pbk.org.